Responses from bluorion

Whats on your turntable tonight?
REM - Automatic for the People  
Integrated Amplifiers - Luxman vs Pass Labs
I own a 505uxii and love the simplicity of it. I was looking at a INT-25 or INT 60 but I like the fact that the Luxman integrateds have phono and headphone stages. I didn't want to have to spend more money on phono/headphone amps and additional ca... 
Share albums where EVERY SINGLE song is good
Pet Shop Boys, Please Pet Shop Boys, Actually Pet Shop Boys, Very Pet Shop Boys, Alternative Depeche Mode, Violator New Order, Technique The Smiths, The Queen is Dead  
2022 is almost here. Why are you here?
I am here to learn and help others if I can. I don't judge another's audiophile journey---I try not to disrespect anyone even if I think they're being a jerk or too opinionated. There are some on here that seem to have a chip on their shoulders or... 
Just getting into Streaming, need help and advice
I had BluOS on a NAD integrated a few years ago and didn't like it at all. I stream Spotify Connect via Wifi now through a CDP/streamer and it sounds great and its easy to use. In my experience, Wifi streaming is better if you can do it.   
Luxman 590AXII Discontinued??
Interesting--perhaps they are replacing it like they are doing with the 507uxii---the 507z will be out soon. I read somewhere that all of their integrated amps may be upgraded for their 100th anniversary coming up in the next year or so. We shall ... 
What'd You Get For Xmas?
Got myself a REL sub before Christmas. I gave a young friend of mine some vinyl---he just started getting into analog and he's loving it.   
Efficient speaker: Zu, Tekton, Volti, Klipsch, Fleetwood?
I have the Tekton Lore Reference speakers connected to my vintage system---great speakers and very efficient. I've listened to them with Luxman integrated amps and vintage Denon pre-main amps. Good luck!  
Audio Research or Luxman?
I believe the 507UXii is being replaced with the 507z with some upgrades. Not sure if/when the 505 or 509 will be updated.   
Bully pulpits
Unfortunately, this occurs in other hobby forums too. Someone always manages to interject their political views which ticks off several people---and there it goes! It usually gets really nasty before the posts are removed. Go to the political foru... 
Products you added to your system in 2021 that made most impact to your music enjoyment
Added a REL T7x to my system---much more depth and punch. Highly recommended.   
What are you using as a streamer? Constructive feedback please.
I have a Marantz ND8006 CDP/streamer---very happy with it and easy to operate.    
Recommend an Entry Level Turntable (And maybe an integrated Amp)
Check out some of the Yamaha integrated amps---they have several that can fit most budgets and a decent phono amps built in so you may not need to purchase a separate phono amp. I have a Denon PMA 757 from 1985 and only use it for streaming from m... 
What's in your CDP tonight? the minority report
Depeche Mode - Violator  
Zu vs. Tekton? -- your comparisons on price, build, sound
I have a pair of Tekton Lore References connected to my second system that has a vintage Denon PMA757 (80 wpc) with a Zen DAC V2---they sound amazing. I've also connected them to my Luxman 505uxii. Mine are in the blue finish and I get many compli...